Many patients want to experience the life-changing benefits of bariatric surgery but are worried about a lengthy recovery or scarring.
We provide a single incision gastric sleeve procedure in Tijuana, Mexico, to minimize scarring and reduce your discomfort during recovery.
Curious about what makes this procedure so great?
How much weight can I expect to lose?*
Single incision gastric sleeve surgery may not be the right solution for every patient...
How does the procedure work?
SILS is an advanced, minimally invasive technique used in bariatric surgery to ease post-operative discomfort and reduce complications. During traditional laparoscopic procedures, surgeons make four to five incisions in the abdomen to access the digestive tract. SILS builds on this foundation, but uses a single incision hidden by the belly button instead of multiple openings. Dr. Fernando Garcia is among a select few doctors in North America who are qualified to perform this technically difficult procedure.
One incision may not seem like enough...
During a SILS procedure, your surgeon will use a thin fiber-optic camera attached to a monitor which acts as a visual aid. The single incision is known as a "port" and acts as the primary point of access for the entire procedure.
Due to his advanced training, Dr. Garcia can use specialized instruments passed through this port to perform the gastric sleeve procedure with little to no scarring.
What actually happens during a SILS gastrectomy?
While SILS can be paired with many bariatric surgeries, it is mostly used with restrictive gastric sleeve surgery. After making the incision, your surgeon will remove 80 percent of the stomach to reduce its capacity. As a result, patients experience less hunger and fill up faster at meals.
Because single incision laparoscopic sleeve only requires a single incision, patients enjoy little to no scarring. Surgeons can make the incision either around the belly button to ensure that scars are as discreet as possible.
By choosing to undergo a single incision gastric sleeve surgery with the Tijuana Bariatric Center, you can expect to pay just a fraction of the cost you would pay for bariatric surgery in the U.S. Contact the practice today to learn more about how this safe and cost-effective surgery can help you reach your treatment goals.
Not everyone is a candidate for SILS surgery. Your body mass index (BMI), earlier weight loss attempts, and previous surgeries all play a role in determining your candidacy for the procedure. If you have a BMI between 34 and 39, or if you have 32 BMI and as well as certain co-morbidities, you may qualify for this surgery. Your doctor can counsel you during the decision-making process to ensure that you receive the best treatment for your goals.
By undergoing your weight loss surgery through Tijuana Bariatric Center, you will receive unparalleled care:
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